Communications network used by several ministries was hacked, Germany confirms

Communications network used by several ministries was hacked, Germany confirms

Cyber-attack on German communications network was conducted using Outlook

Germany has confirmed that several government ministries' networks were recently targeted by hackers but has refrained from naming the perpetrators so far.

Hackers had targeted a communications platform that is used by several government ministries as well as the chancellery, but it is unclear if they were able to steal any sensitive information from the platform.

The platform, which was targeted by hackers, is known as "Informationsverbund Berlin-Bonn" (IVBB) network and serves as a communication exchange platform for several government ministries, the parliament, the Federal Audit Office, the Chancellery, and other government departments in Germany.

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